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OKUMA Take a Kid Fishing 2017

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OKUMA Take a Kid Fishing 2017

2017 TAKF RESULTS

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It was a brisk sou’easter that greeted the kids on the Saturday morning, but it was barely noticed as the anticipation for the Okuma Take A Kid Tournament was running at an all-time high. A round of hot chocolates before anchoring was a must to keep the energy levels up, then it was into rig tying and bait cutting and would somebody get the blimm’in berley in the water!

85 kids hit the water this year, well up on last year with the improving forecast and perhaps the good inshore fishing of late attracting extra kids. This comp is the kids time to shine, and they sure do! What a difference a year makes in the development of our juniors! Is so cool seeing them listening, learning and improving their skills and being successful on the water.

A special mention must go to Jovanna Pillay who always does well in this comp, but more specifically has earned herself another two NZ Junior records for Kahawai in the 8 and 15kg categories and continues to make her Club proud!

There was a noticeably large turn-out in the 3-7 year old this year, arguably the cutest age group especially when you dress them up in fancy dress! The participation factor in the dress up this year was outstanding with pirates, Spanish flamenco dancers, super heroes, sea cadets, jelly fish…certainly all the bases were covered!!!  Good representation too in the 8-12 and 13-16 ages groups with these kids now having some real skills at catching fish, notably snapper and kahawai being plentiful at the weigh station this year.

The real heroes of these events though are the Mums, Dads, Grandies, Aunties and Uncles that turn out to support the kids, in what we reckon is the best sport on earth, and judging by the massive smiles going around the kids in the Club on Saturday evening, I think they reckon fishing is pretty cool too!  Good to see our future is in good hands.

Thank you again to Okuma and all of our other sponsors including Barclay engravers who again did a wonderful job of the trophies (no doubt all proudly displayed in bedrooms around the region!) Also thanks to all of the families who attended the prize giving. It was nice to see all the kids getting something to take away, and we look forward to seeing you all again next year where we can do it all again bigger and better hopefully !!!

MOUNT ITM BILLFISH BONANZA 2017 – REPORT

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MOUNT ITM BILLFISH BONANZA 2017 – REPORT

This year’s Billfish Bonanza was pulled forwards a week in the hope of striking better fishing, but as luck would have it this season has been so late, it sort of feels like the gamefishing is just  getting going and the timing is spot on!

We have had a pretty good run this season in staging tournaments in what has been an unsettled summer with lots of wind rain and high seas. But yet again we scrapped in by the skin of our teeth before another NE storm. In fact Saturday was perhaps the best day of the season with massive bait balls turning up on the 100-120 on the western side of Mayor and “the secret” was well and truly out with area attracting boats from Tauranga, Waihi and Tairua and Whangamata. By no means were the fish limited to this area though with some of the boats fishing north towards the Aldie Rise coming across a few Stripies. Fixation managed to tag a couple (congrats Phil Eynon!) and Ocean Warrior in the same area lost a double of nice fish. In fact there were a number of fish dropped over the entire weekend with the final overall tallies being quite low especially given the fact the there was a fair amount of action on the radio.  Well done also to Kane De Ratt on Cosmo and Gavin Parnwell on Crusader both also managing to tag striped marlin, all taking away Talica combos from Shimano for their efforts.

A few albacore around filled in for the absence of any large tuna with Charlie Moores off Andros managing a nice 12.94kg model, followed by Sam Tingey off Sterling Belle. No Mahimahi or Short bill Spearfish either this year so these prizes were lucky drawn much to the delight of the anglers at prize giving!

As with most of our events this year there is always a lead story and this must go to Mitchell Tombleson fishing on Bandit. The boys put in some serious time on the baits and the patience and belief paid off when they hooked a Black Marlin on Saturday. After a moment of reflection Mitchell soon worked out not only had he caught an amazing fish, this fish was in fact the missing piece in his Billfish Grand Slam. On looking up the qualifying weights it was noted the fish needed to go 150kg to qualify. Like something written out of a Hollywood script the team took the fish to the TSFC weigh station where it pulled the scales down to exactly 150.00kg! Unbelievable and meant to be you would have to say! Congratulations Tumbles on your pending Billfish Grand Slam! The Black Marlin also took out the heaviest fish for the MOUNT ITM Billfish Bonanza this year with James Scott’s 114.5kg Striped Marlin coming in second place.

Congratulations to all of the 145 anglers this year, a great turn out and by all accounts lots of fun on the water this year. Also our biggest thankyou of course must go to MOUNT ITM and GO FUEL for their generous support next year let’s get you guys fishing!

A1 HOMES TSFC ONE BASE – RESULTS

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RESULTS 2017 ONE BASE


A1 HOMES ONE BASE 2017
Overall Results

Wed 1st – Sat 4th March 2017

 

SECTION PRIZE ANGLER LAUNCH SPECIES F/WT L/WT AREA
Squid   Jamie Lee Men At Work Squid 0.755 10 High Duty Plastics
               
Gamefish by Junior – 1 Draydon Layne Ocean Warrior Albacore Tuna 11.280 37 Glass Art
Gamefish by Junior – 2 Draydon Layne Ocean Warrior Mahi Mahi 6.420 60 Glass Art
               
Gamefish by Lady Melissa Woodcraft-Ball Crank Shortbill Spear Fish 24.00 37 High Duty Plastics
               
Snapper Longest Geoffrey Layne Ocean Warrior Snapper 77.5CM M&R 10 High Duty Plastics
Heaviest 1 LUCKY DRAW          
  2 LUCKY DRAW          
               
Kingfish 1st Longest Michael Vincent Tunacious KingFish 113.00CM M&R 37 Champness Roofing
               
Heaviest 1 Neville Marsh Wai Whare KingFish 25.70 37 GFab Trailers Custom Alloy
  2 Kerry Clark Wai Whare KingFish 20.700 37 GFab Trailers Custom Alloy
             
Mahi Mahi -1 Lawrence Stewart Non Pareil Mahi Mahi 9.340 37 Middle M Mowing & Weed Spraying
               
Shortbill Spearfish   Lance Gray Crank Short Bill SpearFish 27.200 60 High Duty Plastics
               
Tuna 1 Matt Miller Night Shift Yellow Fin Tuna 23.800 37 High Duty Plastics
  2 Sarah Hamilton Ocean Monarch Albacore Tuna 13.320 24 Middle M Mowing & Weed Spraying
  3 Louise Stewart Ocean Monarch Albacore Tuna 12.720 37 Middle M Mowing & Weed Spraying

 

TAG & RELEASE MARLIN Michael Nelmes Prowler Striped Marlin T&R 37 Orange Corporation
  David Colhoun Silver Crest Striped Marlin T&R 37 High Duty Plastics
  Francis Richards Island Girl Striped Marlin T&R 37  
  Kevin Stephens Courageous Striped Marlin T&R 37 Orange Corporation
  Bailley Pellow Eagle Rock Striped Marlin T&R 37  
  Trish Cavanagh Aspire Striped Marlin T&R 60

 

Jeff Scott 4 Ray Marine
  Nathan Rei Kairos Striped Marlin T&R 37 Port of Tauranga
  Darron Connelly Savana City Striped Marlin T&R   High Duty Plastics
  Roger Thorpe Magnum Striped Marlin T&R 37 High Duty Plastics
First Tagged Marlin Darron Connelly Savana City Striped Marlin T&R   High Duty Plastics
Last Tagged Marlin Bailley Pellow

Off Eagle Rock

Striped Marlin T&R 37  
Most Tagged Marlin Presented by Kevin Flutey LUCKY DRAW        
             
StripedMarlin 1 Aaron Paku Cobar II Striped Marlin 116.800 37 High Duty Plastics
  2 Regan Oliver Tidal Light Striped Marlin 104.500   Robert Page Engineering
  3 Richard Dearsly Bacchus Striped Marlin 95.200 37 High Duty Plastics
               
Billfish 1 Lawrence Flude Gulfseeker Blue Marlin 225.800 37 Orange Corporation
  2 LUCKY DRAW          
  3 LUCKY DRAW          
  4 LUCKY DRAW          
             
             
Team T & R Billfish LUCKY DRAW
Champion Boat Gulfseeker – Lawrence Flude – w Blue Marlin 225.8KGS in Orange Corp
 

 

 

A1 Homes ONE BASE Day Three RESULTS

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DAY THREE RESULTS:

46 HOOK UPS

 

5 X STRIPED MARLIN T&R

5 X STRIPED MARLIN LANDED

1 x SHORTBILL SPEARFISH

8 X MAHIMAHI LANDED

13 X ALBACORE TUNA

3 x KINGFISH LANDED

1 X SNAPPER MEASURE AND RELEASE

1 x SQUID @ .325kg


      

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TIME:                       #:               NAME:                                  ANGLER:                                                          GRID:              RESULT: 

14:50                       #88           TIDAL LIGHT                     REGAN OLIVER #365                                  RPE#2            HOOKED UP / LANDED STRIPED MARLIN / 95.2KG

12:40 (DAY 2)      #48           ULTIMATE BRANDYS     KEVIN PEAKE #125                                    BOPM             HOOKED UP / LANDED STRIPED MARLIN / 90.0KG
15:08                       #76           SOUTHERN CROSS          RICHARD CRAVEN #212                            HDP24           SNAPPER C+R PHOTO / 46.5CMS

11:56 / 12:15      #1              BACCHUS                             RICHARD DEARSLY #4                               HDP17           DOUBLE HOOK UP / STRIPED MARLIN LANDED /95.2KG

8:19 / 8:28            #39           OCEAN WARRIOR            DRAYDON LAYNE #95                                GA#12            HOOKED UP  / ALBACORE LANDED / JUNIOR  / TBWT

15:38                       #39           OCEAN WARRIOR            DRAYDON LAYNE #95                                RPE#2            HOOKED UP / MAHIMAHI LANDED / JUNIOR / TBWT

 

 

 

CARRY OVER FROM DAY 3 TO FOUR:

?                                 #24            AQUARIUS                           MATT CROSBY #282                                     OC#9               HOOKED UP / MAHIMAHI / TBWD4

?                                 #61            OCEAN MONARCH            LOUISE STEWART #170                               MMM              HOOKED UP / ALBACORE
?                                 #61            OCEAN MONARCH            SARAH HAMILTON #295                             MMM              HOOKED UP / ALBACORE

7:44 / 8:24               #62            KAIROS                                 NATHAN REI #318                                         POT                 HOOKED UP / STRIPED MARLIN T+R

10:32 / 10:44          #61            OCEAN MONARCH            LOUISE STEWART #170                               HDP17            HOOKED UP / SPEARFISH LANDED

10:41 / 11:00          #84            BARTENDER                       BRAD PEDERSEN #363                                 RPE#2             HOOKED UP / ALBACORE

11:23                        #5              COSMO                                 JOSH GIBSON #12                                          GFAB               HOOKED UP / MAHIMAHI

11:23                        #5              COSMO                                 JASON HAMLYN #316                                   GFAB               HOOKED UP / MAHIMAHI

11:23                        #5              COSMO                                 BRENT BURMAN #317                                 GFAB               HOOKED UP / MAHIMAHI

11:52 / 12:00          #79            FREELANCE II                     DEAN SUNDBORN #242                               HDP17            DOUBLE HOOK UP / ALBACORE

11:52 / 12:00          #79            FREELANCE II                     RAYMOND GREEN #240                               HDP17            DOUBLE HOOK UP / ALBACORE

12:10                        #21            ASPIRE                                  TRISH CAVANAGH #49                                 JSRM#26        HOOKED UP / STRIPED MARLIN T+R

12:58                        #13            SOLACE                                #228                                                                  HDP24            HOOKED UP / ALBACORE

12:58                        #13            SOLACE                                #165                                                                  HDP24            HOOKED UP / ALBACORE

12:58                        #52            WHOPPA STOPPA              #139                                                                  HDP17            HOOKED UP / ALBACORE

13:01 /13:38           #24            COBAR II                              AARON PAKU #154                                        HDP#24          HOOKED UP / LANDED STRIPED MARLIN FOR DAY 4

13:13 / 14:05          #31            PROWLER                            MIKE NELMES #76                                         OC#9               HOOKED UP / STRIPED MARLIN T+R

2:10 / 14:07            #45            GLENDARA                          MIKE NELMES #76                                         HDP17            HOOKED UP / SPEARFISH LANDED

14:31                        #93            CRANK                                                                                                                                       HOOKED UP / ALBACORE LANDED

2:10 / 14:07            #55            MOONDANCE                     GRAHAM DISHER #148                                HDP17            HOOKED UP / ALBACORE LANDED

14:31                        #55            MOONDANCE                     RICHARD BRYAN #173                                 HDP17            HOOKED UP / ALBACORE LANDED

15:22 / 15:50          #91            MAGNUM                             ROGER THORPE #346                                   HDP24            HOOKED UP / STRIPED MARLIN T&R

16:34 / 16:45          #24            AQUARIUS                           MATT CROSBY #282                                     HDP24            HOOKED UP  / ALBACORE

16:57                        #83            WAI WHARE                       NEVILLE MARSH #277                                  GFAB               HOOKED UP / KINGFISH LANDED

16:58                        #16            MISTIQUE                            JONO GAVEY #279                                                                  HOOKED UP / MAHIMAHI LANDED

17:35 / 18:30          #8              EAGLE ROCK                       BAILEY PELLOW #309                                  #17                  HOOKED UP / STRIPED MARLIN T+R

 

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11:39 /11:47           #15            FIN ADDICT                        DANIEL MARSH #34                                      HDP#24          HOOKED UP / KINGFISH (M+R)

1:30                           #15            FIN ADDICT                        RICHARD BURLING #33                               HDP#24          HOOKED UP / KINGFISH (M+R)

13:57                        #63            COURAGEOUS                     KEVIN STEPHENS #177                                OC #9              HOOKED UP / T+R STRIPED MARLIN

A1 HOMES ONE BASE – DAY TWO

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DAY TWO LOG (2)

 

DAY TWO RESULTS:

 31 HOOK UPS

 FINFINDER LOST A DECENT BLUE AT THE BOAT AFTER 5 HOURS

TOTAL OF NINE MARLIN HOOKED OF WHICH 6 WERE DROPPED

 

1 X STRIPED MARLIN T&R

2 X STRIPED MARLIN LANDED

9 X MAHIMAHI LANDED

10 X ALBACORE TUNA

3 X KINGFISH MEASURE AND RELEASE

1 x KINGFISH LANDED

1 X SNAPPER MEASURE AND RELEASE

1 x SQUID @ .725kg

 

 

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DAY TWO:

 

CARRIED OVER TO DAY TWO CAUGHT ON DAY ONE:

10:59/11:08        #49           FIXATION                           TONY DOLMAN #129                                  HDP24           HOOKED UP / LANDED SPEARFISH / 16..3KG / D1

16:27 / 16:38      #93           CRANK                                 LANCE GRAY #294                                       HDP#24         HOOKED UP / SPEARFISH LANDED /  27.4KG / D1

16:30 / 16:39      #93           CRANK                                 MELISSA  WOODCRAFT-BELL# 256       HDP#24         HOOKED UP / SPEARFISH LANDED /  24kg / D1

14:40/ 15:39       #86           GULFSEEKER                    LAWRENCE FLUDE #245                           OC #9              HOOKED UP / LANDED BLUE MARLIN /  225.8KG / D1

11:50/12:00        #1              BACCHUS                             DAVID PROUDFOOT #2                              POT #23        HOOKED UP / SPEARFISH LANDED / 20KG / D1

 

DAY TWO:

11:29 / 11:39      #1              BACCHUS                             RICHARD DEARSLY #4                               POT#33         HOOKED UP / LANDED ALBACORE / 11.9KG / D2

12:08                       #44           TUNACIOUS                       MICHEAL VINCENT #113                           CR#23            HOOKED UP / KINGFISH (M+R) / 113CM

11:03 / 11:08      #44           TUNACIOUS                       LEE THOMPSON #112                                CR#23            HOOKED UP / LANDED KINGFISH / 11.4kg

11:20 / 11:25      #44           TUNACIOUS                       LEE THOMPSON #112                                CR#23            HOOKED UP / KINGFISH (M+R) / 108CM

15:00                       #36           IN PURSUIT                       AIDAN BROWN                                              HDP                 SQUID / .725kg

 

 

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CARRY OVER TO DAY THREE:

 

8:19 / 8:28               #39            OCEAN WARRIOR              DRAYDON LAYNE #95                                  GA#12             HOOKED UP  / ALBACORE LANDED / JUNIOR
10:45                        #27            KYRENIA                              STEVE LAWN #64                                          HDP#24          HOOKED UP / MAHIMAHI LANDED

10:45                        #27            KYRENIA                              DAMON BROWN #265                                 HDP#24          HOOKED UP / MAHIMAHI LANDED

11:39 /11:47           #15            FIN ADDICT                        DANIEL MARSH #34                                      HDP#24          HOOKED UP / KINGFISH (M+R)

12:40                        #48            ULTIMATE BRANDYS       DAVID PEAKE #125                                       BOPM              HOOKED UP / LANDED STRIPED MARLIN

1:30                           #15            FIN ADDICT                        RICHARD BURLING #33                               HDP#24          HOOKED UP / KINGFISH (M+R)

14:25                        #90            DAYTONA                            STEPHEN GREENWAY #315                        OC#9               HOOKED UP / MAHIMAHI LANDED (RELAYED FROM MERC BAY)

13:57                        #63            COURAGEOUS                     KEVIN STEPHENS #177                                OC #9              HOOKED UP / T+R STRIPED MARLIN

15:08                        #76            SOUTHERN CROSS             RICHARD CRAVEN #212                               HDP24            SNAPPER C+R PHOTO

14:50                        #88            TIDAL LIGHT                      REGAN OLIVER #365                                    RPE#2             HOOKED UP / LANDED STRIPED MARLIN

15:38                        #39            OCEAN WARRIOR              DRAYDON LAYNE #95                                  RPE#2             HOOKED UP / MAHIMAHI LANDED / JUNIOR
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DAY TWO CARRY OVER:

10:46/11:23            #17            ERICE MARIE                                                                                                  HDP24            HOOKED UP / T&R  STRIPED MARLIN (PHOTO)

10:55/11:20            #72            SAVANA CITY                      DARRON CONNOLY#203                             HDP24            HOOKED UP / T&R  STRIPED MARLIN

1:05/1:10                 #15            FIN ADDICT                        PAUL MCDOWELL #32                                                           HOOKED UP / KINGFISH – MEASURE & RELEASE

14:57/ 15:14           #80            SILVERCREST                      DAVE CALHONE #225                                   HDP #24         HOOKED UP / T&R STRIPED MARLIN

15:40 / 16:16          #66            ISLAND GIRL                       FRANK RICHARDS                                          OC #9              HOOKED UP / T&R  STRIPED MARLIN

18:00 / 18:05          #83            WAI WHARE                       NEVILLE MARSH #277                                  GFAB               HOOKED UP / KINGFISH – MEASURE & RELEASE

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO RESULT:

9:42                           #79            FREELANCE II                                                                                                 HDP                 HOOKED UP / MAHIMAHI (UNDER SIZED)
10:45                        #1              BACCHUS                                                                                                         POT                 HOOKED UP / DROPPED

11:06                        #47            VALDA M                                                                                                         HDP24            HOOKED UP / MARLIN DROPPED

10:58 /11:19           #72            SAVANA CITY                                                                                                 HDP17            HOOKED UP / DROPPED MARLIN

14:25                        #24            AQUARIUS                           BRENT HOGG #280                                       OC#9               HOOKED UP / MAHIMAHI LANDED (RELAYED FROM MERC BAY)

16:20                        #79            FREELANCE II                                                                                                 HDP24            HOOKED UP / STRIPED MARLIN /DROPPED

16:20                        #2              BANDIT                                                                                                           HDP24            HOOKED UP / STRIPED MARLIN /DROPPED

16:44                        #79            FREELANCE II                                                                                                 HDP24            HOOKED UP / ALBACORE DROPPED

16:52                        #70            OCEAN PACIFIC                                                                                              HDP24            HOOKED UP DOUBLE / LANDED ALBACORE

16:52                        #70            OCEAN PACIFIC                                                                                              HDP24            HOOKED UP DOUBLE  / LANDED ALBACORE

16:48                        #24            AQUARIUS                           BRENT HOGG #280                                       BI                     HOOKED UP / MAHIMAHI LANDED

16:54                        #24            AQUARIUS                           MATT CROSBY #282                                     BI                     HOOKED UP / MAHIMAHI LANDED

17:30                        #17            ERICE MARIE                                                                                                                           HOOKED UP / DROPPED

12:57 / 18:18          #77            FINFINDER                                                                                                     HDP #17         HOOKED UP /  BLUE DROPPED

17.03 / 17.03          #                80                                          SILVER CREST                                                 CRAIG GIBBS #224             HDP24                                   HOOKED UP / MAHIMAHI / DAY ONE DQ

17.02 / 17:07          #13            SOLACE                                NICK MONTOMERY                                       AAC #16         HOOKED UP / LANDED ALBACORE / DAY ONE DQ

14:19/14:21            #58            JACK FLASH                                                                                                    AAC #16         HOOKED UP / LANDED ALBACORE

15:00/15:05            #46            LUCKY 7                               MITCHELL #118                                             PBM #18        HOOKED UP / LANDED ALBACORE

15:00/15:15            #13            SOLACE                                NICK MONTGOMERY #165                          MMM #10      HOOKED UP / LANDED ALBACORE

17:58 / 18:35          #37            SANTARA                                                                                                        AAC                  HOOKED UP / DROPPED

11:28 / 11:39          #1              BACCHUS                             KEVIN HOULTON #3                                     POT#33          HOOKED UP / LANDED ALBACORE / DAY TWO DNW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A1 HOMES ONE BASE – DAY ONE RESULTS

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DAY ONE RESULTS

2017 A1 HOMES ONE BASE
DAY ONE:
RESULTS:
32 hook ups of which 10 confirmed as marlin
4 marlin T+R
1 blue marlin landed
3 Spearfish landed
4 Albacore landed
1 Mahimahi landed
2 kingfish M+R
1 Kingfish landed
TIME: #: NAME: ANGLER: GRID: RESULT:
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11:20/11:37 #27 KYRENIA STEVE LAWN #64 HDP24 HOOKED UP/ALBACORE LANDED / 9.9KGS
16:25 #98 CHILLI BELLA HDP24 NASCAN FLAG CAPTURE
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CARRY OVER TO DAY TWO:
10:46/11:23 #17 ERICE MARIE HDP24 HOOKED UP / T&R  STRIPED MARLIN (PHOTO)
10:55/11:20 #72 SAVANA CITY DARRON CONNOLY#203 HDP24 HOOKED UP / T&R  STRIPED MARLIN
10:59/11:08 #49 FIXATION TONY DOLMAN #129 HDP24 HOOKED UP / LANDED SPEARFISH / TBW DAY 2
11:50/12:00 #1 BACCHUS DAVID PROUDFOOT #2 POT #23 HOOKED UP / SPEARFISH LANDED
1:05/1:10 #15 FIN ADDICT PAUL MCDOWELL #32 HOOKED UP / KINGFISH – MEASURE & RELEASE
14:19/14:21 #58 JACK FLASH AAC #16 HOOKED UP / LANDED ALBACORE
15:00/15:05 #46 LUCKY 7 MITCHELL #118 PBM #18 HOOKED UP / LANDED ALBACORE
14:57/ 15:14 #80 SILVERCREST DAVE CALHONE #225 HDP #24 HOOKED UP / T&R STRIPED MARLIN
15:00/15:15 #13 SOLACE NICK MONTGOMERY #165 MMM #10 HOOKED UP / LANDED ALBACORE
14:40/ 15:39 #86 GULFSEEKER LAWRENCE FLUDE #245 OC #9 HOOKED UP / LANDED BLUE MARLIN / TBW DAY 2
15:40 / 16:16 #66 ISLAND GIRL FRANK RICHARDS OC #9 HOOKED UP / T&R  STRIPED MARLIN
16:27 / 16:38 #93 CRANK LANCE GRAY #294 HDP HOOKED UP / SPEARFISH LANDED / TBW DAY 1
16:30 / 16:39 #93 CRANK MELISSA  WOODCRAFT-BELL# 256 HDP HOOKED UP / SPEARFISH LANDED / TBW DAY 1
17.03 / 17.03 #80 SILVER CREST CRAIG GIBBS #224 HDP24 HOOKED UP / MAHIMAHI / TBW DAY 2
17.02 / 17:07 #13 SOLACE NICK MONTOMERY AAC #16 HOOKED UP / LANDED ALBACORE / TBW DAY 2
18:00 / 18:05 #83 WAI WHARE NEVILLE MARSH #277 GFAB HOOKED UP / KINGFISH – MEASURE & RELEASE
18:29 / 18:69 #83 WAI WHARE KERRY CLARKE #263 GFAB HOOKED UP / LANDED KINGFISH
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9:27/10:29 #93 CRANK HDP24 HOOKED UP / SHARK
9:54/10:06 #14 DOUBLE STRIKE HDP24 HOOKED UP / DROPPED MARLIN
10:17/10:23 #37 SANTARA HDP24 HOOKED UP / DROPPED
11:10/11:20 #62 KAIROS HDP24 HOOKED UP / KINGFISH LANDED – NOT WEIGHING
12:00/1:25 #54 COBRA AAC #16 HOOKED UP / DROPPED MARLIN
12:07/12:20 #46 LUCKY 7 HOOKED UP / DROPPED
12:25/12:32 #71 DON JUANITO HDP#24 HOOKED UP  / DROPPED
14:05 / 14:06 #62 KAIROS GFAB #25 HOOKED UP / DROPPED
15:00/ 15:15 #13 SOLACE MMM #10 HOOKED UP / DROPPED
15:26/15:28 #29 ANDROS MMM #10 HOOKED UP / DROPPED MARLIN
17.00 / 17:05 79 FREELANCE II HDP17 HOOKED UP / DROPPED
15:53 / 15:57 #29 ANDROS MMM #10 HOOKED UP / ALBACORE RELEASED
17:15 #79 FREELANCE II HDP HOOKED UP / DROPPED 
17:28 #3 BANDIT MITCHEL TUMBLES  HDP SQUID / MULTILATED DQ

2017 Bridgeman Concrete FISH N CHICK REPORT

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FISH N CHICK TOURNAMENT 2017

   

REPORT

Wow Wow Wow! What a cool event, with cool people, great prizes and just a great vibe! In a season of largely windy weather the ladies really scored perhaps the best that could be expected. Just prior to the Thursday night briefing the weather eased with the Gale Force warning being dropped and it became clear that the days ahead were going to be better than the original forecast. So although it was a little bit sloppy for the Friday morning, the girls could look forward to much calmer seas over the days ahead.

 

As always, there is always a good deal of marlin and tuna fever around although this season is proving harder than the last two to catch one of these elusive beasts. Offshore water conditions despite being blue and 20 degrees plus just seem to be devoid of the usual bait schools. It could be the season is just 6 weeks late, regardless the offshore fishing was tough this year.

 

Lucky the Fish N Chicks fish schedule comprises many more species than just the hard to get pelagics. With terakihi, snapper, and kingfish on the list it gives the ladies the option of hugging the islands or the inshore and having a great crack at winning some prizes. Somehow after doing the hard yards offshore a spot line fishing can be more relaxing and enjoyable, two qualities most teams in this event look for in the ‘perfect day fishing’.

 

Three good Kingies came across the weigh station scales the best of them being a 24.32kg model to Michelle Clark on board Wai Whare Charters, followed by a nice 17.88kg fish for Anita Syben on Apteryx these out of G Fab Trailers and High Duty Plastics.

 

Some quality snapper were also caught the best of them a 7.665kg model to Tracey Holmes on board Sterling Belle. Second place in the snapper went to Rhoda Phillip 5.87kg, and backed up by her team mate Kylie Silby 4.52kg both on board the boat Bliss.

 

The offshore efforts where not completely without reward with Cobar II striking first landing a stripey on the inside of Mayor in the green water! Unfortunately this fish came up tail wrapped and could not be revived. Although the fish didn’t quite make qualifying weight at 74kg but was a massive buzz for the team and Kelly Whifen who made the trip over from Australia.  Not wanting to miss out Emma Keyworth on Jans Decision managed a tag and release Striped Marlin as did Anita Syben again on Apteryx who seemed to be enjoying an action packed tournament!

Giving up on the offshore quest the team on Free Flo decided to hit Mayor in the hope of hitting pay dirt on the Tarakhi. They did just that managing a first and second place fish for Many Kupenga and sponsor Jodie Gollop with a 1.885 and 1.72kg respectively from Champness Roofing. Congratulations ladies!

This was the second year the HERO SHOT was run with the support of Tauranga SPARK BUSINESS HUB offering an Iphone 7 as incentive to get the best Fish N Chick on the water photo. We were flooded with entries as these can all be found on our Facebook site and our website tsfc.co.nz  Mandy Kupenga our HERO SHOT judge had her work cut out in sorting out the three top places but finally got there naming Kelly Whiffen’s on-board marlin shot number one, young Jovanna Pillay took out second with a very nice snapper perfectly positioned in great light, and in third was Tracey Holmes with her outstanding Mayor Island snapper. We had some great shots with a good deal of creativity in all of the entries so congratulations to everyone that got involved!

Prize giving was outstanding with all of the fancy dress teams going too extreme measures to impress. Supported by the Radical Kids Band the “Quick fire Runaway” was a hit giving piles of laughs along the way. Well done to the Xarisma 1st, SunKist 2nd and Ultimate Brandys finishing strongly in third!

Thankyou to all of our Sponsors especially Bridgeman Concrete (well done achieving 50 years in business!) and a massive thankyou to all of our lady anglers for your great energy and enthusiasm you bring to this event. We look forward to seeing you all back next year!

To see all the action from on the water, at the weigh station, the prize giving  and after party click here

RESULTS 2017

ALL ABOUT CONSTRUCTION GAME ON TOURNAMENT REPORT

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ALL ABOUT CONSTRUCTION GAME ON TOURNAMENT REPORT

The postponement on the 22-24th January turned out to be absolutely the right call as the weather that folded over the Bay of Plenty that weekend was truly awful.  The postponed sunday delivered 5 metre seas and 43 knots of Northerly that was hoped to drive in the warmer water that had been held off for weeks by the strong south westerlies.

Fast forward a week and the forecasted stationary High did its best to deliver on the promise of good weather for our new dates but fell short with winds offshore touching 20knots early Saturday morning and leaving many tucked in behind Mayor enjoying a longer than usual breakfast. By midday the winds eased right up and the good weather rolled in letting all boats explore far and wide.

This year’s GAME ON attracted 119 anglers, slightly down on last year. It looked like we lost a few teams to long weekend commitments, which just made the odds better for those that showed. Fantastic prizes from Shimano and Maui Ocean Products adorned the stage and with $10000 in cash pooled in the Calcutta it was Game On for anniversary weekend!

Andros, Sunkist, Jans Decision and Brothers in Arms all experienced the misfortune of dropping marlin that were desperately needed for the Calcutta Billfish points. Instead Aaron Layne who was fishing solo on Ocean Warrior managed a large 30.6kg Shortbilled Spearfish early on Sunday morning, this qualifying in the Billfish category for the Calcutta.  The hogs aboard Aquarius seem to have the midas touch running over a big school of Yellowfin tuna hooking and landing four!

Eventually no marlin would stick, so it was to be that the Ocean Warrior Spearfish would take out first place in the Calcutta. By default with no other billfish on the catch sheet the remaining places were to be determined by the next heaviest fish (between tuna and mahimahi). This was to be Brent Hoggs 23.9kg Yellowfin Tuna landing Team Aquarius second place. The next heaviest qualifying fish (over 10kg’s) was to come off Jans Decision, a nice 11.74kg Albacore netting the guys 3rd prize.

The tough fishing did have an upside for those at prize giving with some big banger prizes being lucky drawn and numerous spot prizes lifting the spirits of those that received no love from the fishing gods over the past three days.

All in all this year’s GAME ON was a great event and nice to have the glamour weather on the last day. The unseasonal cool surface water has largely kept the big pelagic fish out of reach so far this year and impacted this year’s results.  Mind you a new s/b Spearfish 37kg Mens Club record for Aaron Layne was a cool highlight and with plenty of albacore still around no one went without a feed of fish.

A big shout out to our sponsors All About Construction (who have already signed up for next year!) Duncan Reality, Wet & Forget,  Maui Ocean Products and to Glass Art. Thanks again guys for your great support!

 

CHECK THE RESULTS HERE!RESULTS Game On2017

 

 

2017 HIREPOOL TRAILER BOAT TOURNAMENT REPORT

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2017 HIREPOOL TRAILER BOAT TOURNAMENT REPORT

The build-up to this year’s event was fantastic with plenty of promotion over the airways, posters everywhere and our team of flyer droppers working hard to cover the bustling boat ramps on both sides of the harbour. Certainly the boat ramps from Boxing Day on are something to behold with any given sunny day seeing the ramp traffic swelling to 300 plus trailers just at the Sulphur Point ramp. We sure do like our fishing over this period and this is why the timing of the Trailer Boat tournament is spot on!

Weather is always a factor and this year we were blessed (unlike last year!) with a fishable forecast that over delivered with mostly clear skies and light winds. Our weather for the entire event pretty well bucked the strong westerly trend that has defined the start of summer, so it was nice to get lucky this time.

By the end of briefing we had 110 anglers signed up, this being well up on last year, and not surprising we caught more fish! With a good showing of solid albacore to 12kg, and we had some quality entries in the wreck fish and measure and release Snapper and Kingfish categories see fish caught in all categories, just not Billfish! See the results…RESULTS – Trailer Boat 2017

This year the Club was privileged to have not only Scott Parry from the TV show Fishing & Adventure on board but also all of the shows sponsors! The shows Surtees aptly named ‘Holy Ship’ was also to fish the event kindly taking Stu from Okuma and Jack from Hirepool with the lads fishing hard and doing particularly well on the snapper and finding a patch of trevally that for whatever reason were tough to catch this weekend anywhere else.

With the ‘random access’ rule in place the trailer boats were welcome to venture throughout chart54. Some of the teams choose the more northern waters of the Aldermans, and a couple of boats shot through to White Island and over-nighted. Miss B Haven was the only boat to come close to threatening the marlin prizes after playing a billfish for 20mins only to have the hooks pull! Bugger!  Other than this the pelagic offshore action was restricted to Albacore and a few skipjack that have yet to arrive.

Brian Grey on Robot had a spectacular first day pulling a couple of puka and a nice measure and release kingie that took out two first places in these sections and did it solo! The Wally of the Weekend was contested by a couple of good yarns but taken out by our own Club Captain managing to hit a shark at 25knots on the way home…this did nothing for the health of the outboard.

It was awesome to see the dozen junior’s anglers fishing hard and catching some nice fish, with Josh Leigh off ‘Wind Her UP’ pipping the rest of the field with a lovely 9.44kg Albacore Tuna.  The Raymarine Hero Shot was hotly contested with Helen Eynon off Elevar receiving the Dragonfly sounder, a great pic and a deserving winner as judged by Scott from Fishing & Adventure…I reckon the F&A singlet helped her out!

Anyway, thanks to everyone that came and fished this year’s event, we were thrilled with the fact that everyone had such a good time and look forward to delivering a bigger and better event for 2018!

CHECK OUT SOME OF THE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT!

 

 

Decoro Snapper Kingfish Tournament 2016 Results

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